International Human Rights in World Politics

POLSCI 363

Investigate the question of how and to what extent the rise of international human rights norms and discourse have affected the theory and practice of state sovereignty. Examine if and how international human rights norms, such as political, social and economic rights entailed in the international bill of rights and the prohibitions on genocide and torture pose limits on governments' freedom of action and decision-making, domestically and in their interactions with others. Analyze the effect that international human rights procedures, such as international criminal courts, regional human rights bodies and UN have on the nature and actions of sovereign states. One course.

Curriculum Codes: 

EI, SS